Fashioning the Early Modern designers' workshop

Event Date: 
Wed, 13/06/2012 - 10:00 to Thu, 14/06/2012 - 15:00
Carlsberg Academy

The HERA funded ‘Fashioning the Early Modern: Creativity and Innovation in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800′ project will be holding a designers’ workshop on 13 June – 14 June, Copenhagen at the Carlsberg Academy. The workshop is organised by Maj Ringgaard (National Museum of Denmark) and Kirsten Toftegaard (Designmuseum Danmark).

On the first day of the workshop organised around the theme of rococo, participants will be able to meet three contemporary Danish designers (Nikoline Liv Andersen, Laura Baruël, Anne Damgaard) who will present and discuss their work in three small discussion groups. The discussions with the designers will be followed by a visit to the Danish Design Museum amd a guided tour by Kirsten Toftegaard.

The second day of the workshop will be a half-day only and will be organised around the theme of knitting. Maj Ringgaard will first present her postdoctoral project on knitting, followed by discussions in two small groups with two knitting designers. The second day of the workshop will finish with lunch.

We welcome participation from scholars with an interest in early modern clothing and / or contemporary design.

The attendance of the workshop is by invitation only.